Organic matter mulches are an important multi-purpose tool in organic agriculture. These suppress weeds by competing for sunlight, moisture, and nutrients, and improve soil health by reducing erosion and increasing soil organic matter. For crops such as muskmelon and squash, mulches protect fruit from moist soil that contributes to fruit rot.
How to Cite:
Nelson, H. & Gleason, M., (2019) “Comparing Between-Row Mulches in Organic Muskmelon and Squash—Year 3”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2018(1).